Nils Gollersrud

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Dune (1984): Imaginative Vision Lacks Satisfying Storytelling (Review)

David Lynch’s 1984 Dune adaptation brings the novel to life in strange and mystical vision but fails to match its complex narrative and thematic scope.

November: The Price of Love, the Price of a Soul (Review)

November descends into the despairing snowy forests of Estonia to spin a dreamlike tale of folkloric superstition, unrequited love, and exchanges of souls.

Apples: New Memories, New Lives (AFI Fest Review)

Apples explores the experience of memory, imagining a world suffering from an amnesia outbreak in this absurd yet thoughtful debut feature from Christos Nikou.

The Intruder: A Little Too Much Is Left to the Imagination (AFI Fest Review)

The Intruder (El Prófugo) spins a beguiling web of nightmarish terror with captivating cinematic energy but denies us the pleasure of witnessing and understanding its strangest mysteries.

Writer-Director-Actor Cooper Raiff on Feature Debut Shithouse (Interview)

We spoke with Cooper Raiff, the writer, director and leading star of the new feature Shithouse, a comedy-drama exploring loneliness and connection at college.

Shithouse: Loneliness and Unexpected Connections (Review)

Don’t be fooled by the title — Shithouse is an endearing comedy with an honest and vulnerable portrayal of college life, in this stunning debut from a young cinematic talent.

Sons of Denmark: A Provocative Political Thriller and an Urgent Warning (Review)

Sons of Denmark imagines an eerily familiar scenario of a nation on the brink of fascism, in this enthralling feature film debut from a provocative new cinematic voice.

The Hot Zone: A Contagiously Gripping Science Thriller (Review)

The Hot Zone thrills and chills with visceral set pieces and a constant sense of danger and urgency, even if its dramatic elements don’t quite coalesce into a satisfying whole.

The Exigency: Cinematic Passion Shines Through Inferior Animation (Review)

Don’t be fooled by the roughly rendered computer graphics—The Exigency is an amusing curiosity of a film and a clear example of dedication to visual craft.

The Eclectic and the Sublime: In Celebration of Ennio Morricone

Celebrate the legendary career of composer Ennio Morricone with these ten dazzling film scores, from melodic romanticism to criminal swagger to Spaghetti Western bravado.